Music Technology

Music management

So, you’ve encoded all of your CDs (still illegal in the UK) onto your computer, or even a storage array, and you realise that the filenames don’t always match the track title.



You cannot be serious?!

Who says you never read anything useful on slashdot


Mini-ITX Terabyte Storage Array

Back before everyone left Zeus, Vivek and I had an ongoing bet to see if either of us could find the components on eBay to build a terabyte storage array for less than £1000.

At about the same time, I saw a review of the Buffalo TeraStation – which looked like a great product, but was priced at around £800 at the time. With the falling cost of storage, it’s now available for just over £500. I had decided that I wanted a terabyte storage array of my own, and I wanted one that ran Linux so that I could add additional services and install my own programs.


WordPress Twilight AutoSave cosmetic fix

There’s a bugette in TWA that leads to cosmetic display problem on Mozilla:


If the post is longer than 100 lines, the remainder should be replaced with “[...]“, which is fine. However, if the post length is less than that, “undefined” is instead displayed, which is confusing.


Technology Thoughts

fscking Web 1.0 applications!

Possibly the greatest problem of using UNIX-like systems all the time, is that it’s a little bit jarring to perform the context-switch into the Windows-like world of graphical browsers and suchlike.


Sometimes, though, the muscle-memory of the fingers outpace the, possibly temporarily distracted (hey, it’s been known to happen… occasionally), thought processes of the author. This is generally not a problem unless after, say, typing a significant amount of text for a long post, you realise just a fraction of a second too late that ctrl+w does not erase the word under the cursor in Mozilla 🙁


Indeed, even the excellent Tabbrowser Extentions‘ “Undo Close Tab” feature didn’t save me – as it successfully re-opened a virgin “Write Post” page.


I would encourage every WordPress user to quickly surf over to and download the AutoSave plugin. Right now. What are you waiting for? Shoo!


Caveat venditor…

Doing the shopping this evening in the local Sainsburys, I noticed that in their frozen range they had a particular product named “Nickable Chips”.


I wonder if this could be taken as an invitation…

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